Jun 22, 2022
Red Sox: Teammate joins Tanner Houck on unvaccinated list
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The Boston Red Sox saw Jarren Duran join a teammate on the unvaccinated list ahead of their trip to Toronto.
Jarren Duran is the latest player on the unvaccinated list, putting the Boston Red Sox in a tough predicament because a lot is on the line.
Duran joins Tanner Houck on this list after informing a Boston publication that he doesn’t have the COVID-19 vaccine.
Regardless it’s his choice to get the vaccine or not, and while it is his choice, this decision is inconvenient for the Red Sox. These players know the rules for traveling internationally, and now they will not have him or Houck for a game that could decide the American League Wild Card spot.
Red Sox outfielder Jarren Duran tells MassLive he’s unvaccinated. He’s ineligible to play in Toronto next week.
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) June 22, 2022
Jarren Duran is one of many Red Sox players on the unvaccinated list
At this point, the Red Sox could evaluate whether or not Duran is a good fit for the team. He hasn’t played well this season, and now they cannot use him in one of the biggest series of the season.
This decision could cost him his spot on the Red Sox, which is unfortunate because something like that shouldn’t have to. I’m not bashing him for not being vaccinated because it is his choice, but playing baseball is his job, so it’s hard to feel sorry for him.
Boston could find someone else who is having a better season and can travel to replace him because, at this point, it’s costing them more for him to sit at home than it is for him to play poorly for them.
Even though he has played better recently, it hasn’t been consistent enough for this situation to be okay. It puts the Red Sox in a tight spot, and that doesn’t help anyone.
Maybe missing this trip will make him reevaluate his decision, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay too because these things will work themselves out.
However, it’ll be up to the Red Sox whether they decide to do something about it to help them be more successful or keep him in Boston.Next: 5 MLB stadiums every fan needs to visit
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Avoid the Gin and Tonic! New study reveals the healthiest tipples of choice with spirits and cheap branded beer ranking last
Choosing the best tipple just got a lot easier as there is now a league table of the healthiest alcoholic drinks.
Top of the list is red wine, which decades of evidence suggests may – in moderation, of course – be good for the heart.
But more surprisingly, second choice for the health-conscious is craft cider.
The bad news for those who cannot resist a gin and tonic is that this is the least healthy choice, along with all spirits, including vodka and whisky.
The list was compiled by the nutrition expert Tim Spector, who is professor of genetic epidemiology at King's College London, and who analysed data on more than 20 popular drinks.
Top of the list of healthiest alcoholic drinks is red wine, which decades of evidence suggests may – in moderation, of course – be good for the heart
They were judged for polyphenols – plant compounds which are good for the gut and reduce inflammation in the body, which is linked to poor health in older people.
Red wine, unlike white wine, has the grape skins left in during most of the fermentation process, so has high levels of polyphenols from the fruit used to make it.
Artisan or craft cider, made with apples or pears, can contain as many polyphenols as red wine, Professor Spector said.
It means a daily glass of red wine, or a 330ml bottle of small batch cider, are among the best choices. Next best is white wine, followed by beer and then spirits, which tend to be more alcoholic and have any polyphenols killed off during distillation.RELATED ARTICLES
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Professor Spector said: 'I would not advise people who do not drink alcohol to take it up, but this evidence could help people decide the healthiest options for drinking in moderation. Lately, artisanal cider has had a boom in popularity, rather like craft beer, so many people might enjoy drinking it with their health in mind.
'Red wine has a lot of evidence linking it with heart benefits, although this is still debated, as is the perfect amount.
'There are so many myths around alcohol, like vodka being better than gin, or some drinks being better to avoid weight gain, so this may help.'
Cheap branded beer and cider appear to be similar to ultra-processed foods, with some of the health benefits lost in the production process.
Spirits, as well as being short on polyphenols, are often drunk with sugary mixers, such as lemonade or cola, which cause blood sugar spikes.
The bad news for those who cannot resist a gin and tonic is that this is the least healthy choice, along with all spirits, including vodka and whisky
The diet-tracking app Zoe, created by Professor Spector, says they are drinks better to enjoy occasionally, while beer is advised in moderation. He also recommends kombucha, a fermented tea containing up to 40 live microbes, which is good for gut health and low in alcohol.
Red wine is the only drink that scored well as being more suitable to enjoy regularly, although experts note that everyone responds differently to alcohol.
A large study in 2020, involving people in the US and Belgium, and led by King's College London, found people who drank red wine had a wider range of gut bacteria, which is linked to better gut health.
For those who do not like red wine, it could be worth considering a rosé, which tends to be in contact with grape skins for longer than a white wine.
Professor Spector's top six drinks are: Red wine, craft cider, rosé wine, white wine, beer, spirits.